BELCO: Fly Kite Safely, Away From Power Lines

April 2, 2015

BELCO has urged locals to fly their kites safely over the coming Good Friday holiday, and fly kites only in safe places, such as beaches, fields and playgrounds and away from overhead power lines, busy roads and the airport.

The safety advisory from BELCO follows below:

If you are going to fly kites on Good Friday and during the long weekend, BELCO urges you to do so safely to avoid power outages and accidents.

Please follow these simple rules for kite safety:

  • Keep kites away from power lines, busy roads and the airport.
  • Fly kites only in safe places, such as beaches, fields and playgrounds – again, away from overhead power lines, busy roads and the airport.
  • If your kite gets caught in power lines, do not tug on the tail or pull the string; do not try to retrieve the kite – instead, call BELCO at 955, so that a crew can be dispatched to remove the kite safely.
  • Always use the correct supplies when making a kite – no staples, nails or other metal.

Put safety first on Good Friday and every time you fly a kite! BELCO extends best wishes for a safe, enjoyable holiday weekend.

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